Nintendo Dominated July 2018 Thanks to Switch and Octopath Traveler Sales

Nintendo Dominated July 2018 Thanks to Switch and Octopath Traveler Sales

NPD's July 2018 numbers are in and Octopath Traveler was the best selling game of the month.

Nintendo had a good July. Not only was the Nintendo Switch the best-selling hardware for the month, but five of the ten games on July's best-sellers list were Nintendo Switch exclusives all led by Octopath Traveler, which was the month's best-selling game.

Compare Nintendo's performance with that of Xbox and Sony's. The Switch and NES Classic dominated sales while half of the month's top ten selling games were Switch exclusives. Meanwhile, Grand Theft Auto 5 was the best-selling software for both PS4 and Xbox One.

Octopath Traveler

However, things were good all-around as sales for the Xbox One hardware continue to grow, and Sony's PlayStation 4 remains the best-selling console of the year so far.

Octopath Traveler is a throwback JRPG from Square Enix that combines old-school RPG mechanics with a unique pixelated art style. Check out our Octopath Traveler review and Octopath Traveler guide for more on Square Enix's JRPG hit.

Best selling games of July 2018

  • Octopath Traveler*
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Mario Kart 8*
  • Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
  • Far Cry 5
  • Super Mario Odyssey*
  • The Crew 2
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  • Mario Tennis Aces*

Best selling games on Xbox One for July 2018

  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Far Cry 5
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six siege
  • The Crew 2
  • FIFA 18
  • Call of Duty: WW2
  • NBA 2K18
  • Overwatch

Best selling games on PS4 for July 2018

  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • God of War 2018
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • MLB 18: The Show
  • The Crew 2
  • Far Cry 5
  • FIFA 18
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • NBA 2K18

Best selling games on Switch* for July 2018

  • Octopath Traveler
  • Mario Kart 8
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • Splatoon 2
  • Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy
  • Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
  • Lego Incredibles

*Digital Sales not included ^ PC Digital Sales not included

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Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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